There’s a lot to celebrate in Europe – especially during one of Europe’s many fire and ice festivals. Each festival is different from the rest, but they’re all a good time. From Iceland to Malta and everywhere in between, Europe’s festivals are some of the most colorful, festive and energetic celebrations on the planet. Browse some of the best and literally the brightest fire and ice festivals in Europe with this photo gallery.
The mountains in Europe are some of the tallest summits in the world. They’re also some of the most fun. From skiing in Switzerland to snowkiting in Norway, discover the best ways to play on Europe’s mountains with this gallery.
Troodos Mountain, Cyprus
Troodos Mountains are the largest mountain range on the island of Cyprus. Cyprus is a romantic island where sandy beaches aren’t far from the mountain range. But when the Troodos Mountains are snowcapped, the romance doesn’t get any better than a ski lift ride to the top.
Tröllaskagi Peninsula, Iceland
The Tröllaskagi Peninsula is located in North Iceland and is one of the country’s most mountainous regions. And it’s perfect for skiing. Hit the slopes of the peninsula’s tallest peak, Kerling, while breathtaking views of the fjords act as your backdrop.
Let the cool winds of Norway be your fuel for fun on the mountains of Gullesfjord. Here, snowkiting is one of the most popular mountainside activities. It combines snowboarding and kitesurfing to make for an unforgettably thrilling experience.
The resort town of St. Moritz and the Upper Engadin Lakes in Graubünden, Switzerland, are about as picturesque as it gets. Sit back and enjoy the view while on a calm rail ride up and down the mountainside.
Kopaonik National Park, Serbia
Serbia is known for its snow-blanketed landscape. And the best way to enjoy it is on skis. Head to the mountain range of Kopaonik for some of the country’s best skiing. When you’re on the ski lift, you can see miles and miles of trees covered in bright white snow.
Mountain Bjelasica, Kolašin , Montenegro
Sweden is full of some of Europe’s best ski resorts. Along the fjords and in the mountains, there’s always a place to hit the slopes. Try skiing in Åre, snowboarding in Hemavan Tärnaby and sledding in Järvsö.
Whether you’re a beginning skier or a pro, the slopes of Austria have something for everyone. Start off on some of the easier hillsides. Then, return to tackle the biggest and best trails in the country.
Simmental Valley, Switzerland
Located in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland, the Simmental Valley has some of the best views in Europe. Grab your camera and take a ride high above the valley on the cable railway and take it all in.
Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Republic
Europe is full of iconic sites and landmarks. From the Eiffel Tower in Paris to flower fields of the Netherlands, there’s always something new and exciting to see. In this gallery, you’ll find just some of the must-see landmarks scattered throughout Europe in this gallery. Get to know a little about them here so you know which ones to add to your trip itinerary.
Europe’s landscapes are vast, beautiful and waiting to be discovered. From sand dunes in Spain to forests in Croatia, some of the world’s most fascinating places lay hidden in Europe. Browse this gallery to discover what’s here, and then come see it for yourself.
Europe is a magical place. From ancient castles to picturesque waterfalls, much of the scenery looks like it could be straight out of a fairytale. In fact, much of Europe’s best literature, collections of short stories and iconic European fairytales are inspired by real places. Explore them for yourself to turn the stories of folklore into your reality.
When it came to his choice of meals, Emperor Franz Joseph proved very loyal to his native country and region. Alongside cooked beef, he loved simple pastry dishes made from eggs, flour, milk and a little sugar, such as the light and creamy Kaiserschmarren. Also known as ‘Emporer’s Trifle’, this dish is a true staple in Viennese cuisine and can not only be served as dessert but also as a main course. And: It is really easy to make.
Europe’s cities are filled with every style of architecture imaginable. Oftentimes, these styles coexist side by side and somehow make each city even greater than the sum of its parts. Government buildings, hundreds of years old, stand in regal fashion next to sleek, modern museums and libraries, making for an enjoyable juxtaposition that just begs to be captured by your camera. From old castles in San Marino to grandiose Lithuanian cathedrals, you’ll be inspired by the markedly different buildings designed by the famous architects of Europe.
The white and brown rice given the Apellation of Calasparra Origin is found in provinces across Murcia and Albacete, in Spain. This rice is free from pesticides and herbicides and is processed without the use of any chemicals. This rice is widely appreciated for its flavour, and is ideal for preparing one of the most popular dishes in Spain, paella.
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that has been awarded as having cultural or environmental importance. Luckily, Europe has plenty of UNESCO sites to explore. From ancient castles to quaint seaside towns, you’ll find natural and cultural beauty everywhere you go. Consider this gallery your guide to some of the best UNESCO sites in Europe to discover on your next trip.
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